Monday, 20 March 2017

One of us


Matthew 13:54-58
The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?” And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house.” And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief.

Rejected
as one of their own
Written off
because "They kent his faither"
Restricted
Overlooked
Seen as an irritant
An offence
An upstart
Disempowered
by assumptions
and lack of expectation
Not so different today
and all the ways
we manage
intentionally
or unintentionally
to play down
to write off
to dishonour
and disempower
the Son of God
born among us.



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